The Edit – The Oasis Feather Trilby

Oasis Feather TrilbyThis Oasis Feather Trilby is a must have purchase for two reasons. 1. It’s in the perfect berry shade (the colour of the season) and 2. it is completely fitting with the ladylike English countryside trend. Nice one Oasis. Oh and it’s also £22.

What a steal! Get it now.

Have fun! Love Ali x

AW12 Trend – English Countryside

This is a nod back to the days of fishing and shooting, with lots of blazers in tweed and plush warm materials. Think Downton Abbey on a horse. On the catwalk, the most obvious trend setter for this style was Burberry. But we did see others display the country-style ladylike chic.

I love this bow AND stripey skirt ensemble and the simplicity of this tweed coat look

Countryside Trend AW12

Burberry Prorsum A/W12 – Image credits Burberry

What do you think? Will you be investing in a tweed style coat this season?

Have fun! Love Ali x

Cowley Manor, the Stylish Countryside Hotel

Cowley Manor, near Cheltenham, Cotswold

Set in fifty-five acres of beautiful countryside and gardens, Cowley Manor is a grand country house with a relaxed and modern stylish vibe – it’s a bit like going to stay with your best friends in the best house ever.

It’s also an interior design dream with modern design scattered everywhere from the lighting to the furniture to the art on the walls.

If you’re feeling adventurous during your stay, you can go on a bike ride across the hills or stick on some Hunter wellies and explore the grounds. Or if you’re feeling lazy you can take a spa treatment in the C-Side Spa, swim in the slate lined pool and generally laze around reading newspapers in the stylish sitting room. It’s generally fun to try to do it all.

Dinner is at The Restaurant where dress style is jumper and jeans with heels as an optional extra. The dining room has stunning wooden panelled walls and the food is delicious – think 28 day aged steak, roasted lamb or old spot pork loin.

The rooms are beautiful and have bathrooms boasting stand alone bath tubs and rainforest showers. And lets not forget it was just awarded the prestigious Best Spa in a UK Hotel in the Conde Nast Traveller Readers Travel Awards.

For more information and bookings visit Cowley Manor.